Bonding Program Helps Companies Hire Ex-Offenders

Nov 14, 2019

Amy Hill
Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Just like most of our nation, our state is experiencing historically low levels of unemployment.  As a result, many employers are looking to previously ignored pools of labor, such as people with criminal records.  There is a program in our state called Second Chance that helps former inmates obtain jobs.  But many employers still want more assurances which is why our next guest’s national program was developed.

Mike Switzer interviews Amy Hill, a federal bonding program manager at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce in Columbia, SC. 

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